Policy paper

Addressing complex needs: improving services for vulnerable homeless people

A report setting out the issues around complex needs homelessness and exploring what more could be done to improve outcomes in the future.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Addressing complex needs: improving services for vulnerable homeless people

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This report summarises the work of the cross-government Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness since its inception in 2010.

It tells the story of the real progress we have made in this parliament, increasing investment in homelessness services, providing strategic support to help authorities deliver effective prevention services, and testing innovative new approaches.

We are interested in exploring how coordination of services on a local level could be improved by encouraging innovative new approaches through a payment by results model. The report looks to test this thinking with those working in the sector, through a set of call for evidence questions in the final chapter.

The deadline for responses in 21 May 2015.

Published 26 March 2015